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Xtalic Presents Latest Research on Nano-Al Coatings for Corrosion Prevention at AeroMat 2017

Aerospace applications demand optimized performance from lightweight materials. Emerging lightweight materials, such as aluminum-lithium and magnesium, have the potential to dramatically improve fuel efficiency and performance. These new materials suffer from corrosion when exposed to harsh but realistic conditions such as salt water. Unprotected Al-Li alloy After 48 hrs salt spray NanoX [...]

April 7, 2017|

Xtalic Debuts A Suite Of Solutions Enabling Water Resistant Mobile Devices At The 2017 Electronica China Trade Show

Corrosion resistant, nickel free, and cost down plating solutions for electrical contact surfaces   MARLBOROUGH, Mass.   Xtalic provides corrosion resistant connector plating solutions that increase the connector life of water resistant mobile devices by two to thirty times when they are charging in corrosive environments. Our suite of solutions, including multilayer stacks IC Plus™ and IC [...]

February 28, 2017|

Xtalic Scientists Reveal New Findings About Ionic Liquid Plating

At the Electrochemical Society Conference this fall, Xtalic scientists, Dr. Jane Freydina and Dr. Josh Abbott, have described the details of reduction-oxidation reactions in ionic liquid plating. Ionic liquids can be used to electrodeposit metals that are otherwise difficult to plate in the presence of water.  Dr. Freydina and Dr. Abbott have provide insight into [...]

October 6, 2016|

Xtalic Gains Traction with Luna® USB: The Immersion Corrosion Solution For Waterproof Smartphone USB-C Connectors

Nanostructured metal alloys outperform traditional metals XTALIC introduced LUNA® USB earlier this year as a newly engineered connector plating technology that uses Xtalic nanostructured metal alloys to provide USB-C connectors with superior immersion corrosion protection. Today the Xtalic team is accelerating many key smartphone OEM qualification programs as well as the manufacturing footprint in Asia [...]

June 30, 2016|

Nano-Al for Lightweight Automotive Sheet

Technology thought-leaders will gather in Washington, D.C. this week to take a deep dive into the cutting edge materials science that is used to improve fuel economy in automobiles. Xtalic will present our work entitled High-Strength Electroformed Nanostructured Aluminum for Lightweight Automotive Applications. This work is part of a $5M research award from the United [...]

June 7, 2016|

Xtalic Showcases New Technologies at Aerospace Conference

Xtalic will showcase existing and developing technologies at the 27th AeroMat Conference and Exposition. During this world leading aerospace materials conference, we will present the fundamental technology on which the Xtalic product portfolio is based. Conference attendees will see some of our new manufacturing approaches, which enable super-lightweight materials. Rose Roy, Materials Engineer at Xtalic, [...]

May 17, 2016|

Nanocrystalline Silver Alloy

Thanks again to Dr. Bob for adding his insights to recently published papers covering nanostructured metal contact finishes including LUNA.

April 25, 2016|

Silver Contact Platings

We are pleased that nanostructured metal alloys have caught the interest and attention of Dr. Bob Mroczkowski, one of the leading experts in connector design and performance.

April 20, 2016|

Marlborough firm develops tech for waterproof smartphones

Our good neighbors here in Massachusetts are sharing some of our excitement is qualifying our new LUNA ® contact finish solution for USBc and other electrical connectors. Our thanks to the WBJ for picking this up.

April 15, 2016|

Xtalic joins LIFT

Xtalic recently joined the LIFT consortium (Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow) to further develop expertise in high strength, lightweight aluminum alloy coatings.  Xtalic is working with consortium partners to develop coating technology to improve both strength and corrosion performance.

April 11, 2016|